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Examples of pol in a Sentence

Noun Many of the city's residents have criticized local pols for their decision to close the public library.
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Some pols may be well-intentioned and others not, but Hawaiians suffering the shock of tragic devastation on West Maui may still want to make their own decisions on what to do with their own property. James Freeman, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2023 Gary’s run-in with Lucille Ball; his TV-interview effrontery with Art Linkletter; Alana’s encounter with William Holden (Sean Penn), Sam Peckinpah (Tom Waits) figures; her defiant trick on Jon Peters (Bradley Cooper) and brief venture into political work (Benny Safdie as a local pol). Armond White, National Review, 14 Jan. 2022 The crooked pols and wags unleash the arsonists to churn dollars to development. Lawrence Jackson, Harper's Magazine, 10 July 2023 But Fetterman was never the kind of pol who put much stock in seeming perfect. Molly Ball, Time, 20 July 2023 South Boston pols are adamant about having a study done, given that a traffic consultant hired by the convention center authority and the Omni Boston Hotel delivered a grim analysis of the impacts of a dedicated bus/truck lane. Shirley Leung, BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2023 The incident began as a dispute between at least two people, pol ... Jeremy Redmon, ajc, 18 June 2023 That is even worse — even worse than the pols’ duplicity. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 21 Apr. 2023 Kat is an accidental feminist, the semi-good wife of an ambitious pol in a novel that sends up all things earnest. Karen Heller, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pol was circa 1942

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“Pol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pol. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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